You are in a party of pádel And things are not going the way they should You and your partner are not fine while the rivals are the ones who set the pace as well as the scoreboard. How many times have you seen yourself in this situation? At that point, the important thing is not to give up and try to redirect the situation. Therefore in this article we will give you some tips on how to turn a game of pádel.
A common mistake is to think that the opponent sooner or later will fail ... if we think that we will be playing at the mercy of our adversaries, and if they have their day there is no doubt that they will win us. Now, if we are the ones who try to use the options we have in our hands, we may be successful and we can take the game.
Know bring the timing or "tempo" In this type of circumstances it is difficult but it is something that can be learned. In many occasions it is the experience that makes you see how you should play, since the fact that you have experienced similar situations before will help you to see what is the way to turn the tortilla around.
Tips to turn the game around
1. Play with concentration and intensity
La concentration It will allow us to think about what we have to do and what we do best, trying to make as few mistakes as possible. The intensity It will be the reflection of our aggressiveness on the track and this will be seen by the opponents, who will realize that they do not think to give the match for lost so easily.
2. Activate if you have entered the cold game
In many games we started badly because we have not done a good heating and we entered the track "cold". In that case what we have to try is to try to activate ourselves by doing warm-up exercises between point and point, or in each change of side. Stretching or sprinting can help us get more into the game.
3. Make the most of the regulatory times
The regulation makes it clear to us that we have a few seconds for our service and 90 seconds for the change of ends. It's no use being quick when things go wrong. Try to use up the time you have so you can extend the game and with it you will have more time to react to the negative result that we are reaping. In this article Miguel Sciorilli gives us several recommendations on how to take advantage of these breaks.
4. It's not the last game of your life
With this phrase I just want to portray that we are playing a game of pádel. In many cases it is true that we give greater importance to the match and therefore this will generate greater pressure to try to win the game as well as an excess of anxiety. All this will lead us to play badly and give our rivals even more advantage.
5. Talk to your partner
It is useless for each player to take the war on their own in the face of an adverse result. The two members of the couple who go below the scoreboard must speak and make it clear that if the two do not row in the same direction, it will be difficult to get the game forward. It will be important to look for the weaknesses of the players on the other side of the net to take advantage of them.
6. Believe is power
Even if you go 6-0 and 4-0 down, you have to be convinced that no matter how remote the possibility of turning the game around, it will be there. Sport often runs in streaks ... Now your rivals beat you 3 games in a row, then you are the one who wins them, and so on. What you should never do is lower your arms, so you will surely not be able to reach a good port.
7. Do not do experiments
When you go down on the scoreboard it is not the ideal time to try new things. However, you have to find out what type of game you play: if you are playing with friends you can experiment, as this can help you in future occasions, but if you are playing a tournament or league match you have to play it safe, to what you know do. If the latter is the case, you should know that in moments of tension is when we have to play "automatically", that is, play as we usually do, without inventing anything, waiting for the best moment to define. At the end of the day, as our collaborator Fran Alameda says, “playing easy is playing better".
Following these tips does not guarantee 100% that you will win the game ... But it can help you to do so.